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22 July 2014 Last updated at 22:08 ET

'Large gene find in schizophrenia'Picture of lady with head in hands

In the largest ever genetic study of the disease, scientists have discovered some 80 genes which could leave people at higher risk of schizophrenia.


BabiesThree person IVF plans 'progress'

A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.

HIV'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Scientists say they have made an "exciting" step towards curing HIV by forcing the virus out of its hiding places in the body.

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